UPDATE (Feb. 2011): While Sukhothai is still open, Chef Nuit and many of these dishes can now be found at her new restaurant, Khao San Road.
I could say it’s one of the best Thai restaurants in the city, I could also say it might just be the best, but I’m willing to lay down the definitive win here: Sukhothai is the best Thai in Toronto. There are many reasons it earns this title, the first is their Garlic Chicken ($7.25). I’d read raves and praises about the dish and I thought: ‘What’s the big deal? It’s pieces of fried chicken?’ But then I took a bite.
How did that one bite wipe away my cynicism? Read on to find out how true love played a role in creating this amazing Thai food.